Sunday, October 28, 2018

[Children's Book Review] Night Night, Groot

Children's Book Review of Night Night, Groot

Night Night, Groot is fun and absolutely adorable story that Marvel fans of any age will appreciate!

I was shopping for a gift for a little guys upcoming first birthday party (where has the year gone?!). When I saw this one, I grabbed it immediately. Per usual, I had to give it a read first to make sure I wasn't gifting something lame... This was just perfect!

Let's dive in!

Night Night, Groot written by Brendan Deneen, pictures by Cale Atkinson

It's been a long day for baby Groot and he's ready to be tucked in for bed. Just as his eyes start to close, Rocket Raccoon bursts onto the scene! Groot can't go to sleep yet, there's a whole galaxy that needs to be defended and they must work together to save the day! Then maybe, just maybe, Groot will finally get the rest he deserves!

My thoughts:
So first things first, how adorable is that cover?! I love the title text and how the author and artists note is added to the lower right corner in a color that matches the inside of the spaceship. I also love the movement; from the nightcap flying off Groot's head and his planter tipping over, to the two characters running off to the right. And come on, that poker photo of Iron Man, The Hunk, and Thor? Perfect.

However, what is under the dust jacket may just be even more adorable!

The front:
Night Night, Groot cover without dust jacket

The back:
Night Night, Groot back cover without dust jacket

The story was wonderful. I loved that there was a main storyline (the bedtime story) that was running through the whole thing, meanwhile Groot and Rocket are off saving the world.

I especially loved when Rocket broke the fourth wall and called out the narration:

Night Night, Groot story

Night Night, Groot Rocket

And seeing a bunch of Marvel Heroes make their appearance was so fun!

When I reached the last page, I was so sad that it was over! This was such a cute story and the artwork is awesome! Definitely one that would be fun to read out loud over and over again!

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